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    Burning the Midnight Oil Is Bad for You

    I dig sleep and think the world is filled with too many restless people in need of a good night’s rest. That’s why I made an album called Sleeping Tapes a while back — check it out. Turns out, not getting enough zzzzs can mess with brain cells’ ability to communicate, which causes mental lags. A recent study featured in Nature Medicine further explores the science, and more research is needed to examine why the lags happen. But according to UCLA neuroscientist Itzhak Fried, going without sleep can harm your ability to function.

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